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The Hawaii State Senate today confirmed Gov. Ige’s nomination of Scott Enright as chairperson and Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as deputy of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture. Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Deputy Shimabukuro-Geiser, Chair Enright and Gov. Ige From the Floor of the Senate

O‘ahu Important Agricultural Lands The City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) is conducting a mapping project to identify lands on O‘ahu that meet the statutory requirements for consideration as IAL. DPP is seeking input from landowners, farming interests and residents about the type of land to include in O‘ahu’s future ...
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NR15-05 April 1, 2015  RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES SALES FOR 2014 POSTED HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has posted on its website data on the sales of restricted-use pesticides (RUP) sold in the State of Hawaii for the year 2014. The “Restricted Use” classification restricts a product, or its uses, to use by ...
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NR15-04 March 31, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is encouraging Hawaii commercial and backyard poultry and bird owners to be vigilant due to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 along the Pacific flyway (migratory bird path). Hawaii bird and poultry owners are encouraged to institute and maintain good biosecurity ...
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NR15-02 Feb. 24, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Board of Agriculture (HBOA) voted today to place coffee grown on all areas of Oahu under the same quarantine restrictions as was issued earlier for the Waialua area on Oahu and Hawaii Island to prevent the spread of the coffee berry borer (CBB). On Dec. 17, 2014, ...
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Eradication Program Showing Early Signs of Success NR15-02 Feb. 19, 2015 HONOLULU — The eradication program for the little fire ant (LFA) infestation in a Mililani Mauka neighborhood is showing early signs of success. After completing five of the eight planned treatments in the six-acre infestation zone, spot surveys have not detected LFA. “While we ...
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Oahu Residents Asked to Check Mulch and Green Waste NR15-01 Feb. 18, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is renewing its request for Oahu residents to check their mulch piles for possible breeding populations of the coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB).  HDOA has been concentrating efforts on detecting and destroying (CRB) infestations on ...
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Foodland Super Markets kicks off its “Buy Local Tuesdays” marketing campaign, which asks shoppers to commit to eating locally grown foods at least once a week.  Incentives include featured local foods and double awards points on Eat Local Tuesdays. Through a “Buy Local, It Matters” grant from HDOA’s Market Development Branch, Foodland is also featuring on Tuesdays from ...
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Gov. David Ige reappointed Scott Enright as the chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture and appointed long-time egg farmer Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as deputy to the chairperson. Chairperson Scott Enright Deputy Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser Chairperson Enright has held the position since Jan. 1, 2014. Formerly, the deputy to BOA Chair Russell Kokubun, he was the administrator ...
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NR14-33 Dec. 23, 2014 HONOLULU — An illegal coconut crab was found in a Salt Lake neighborhood on Sunday by a resident who captured it with a cardboard box and called Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). The crab is dark brown in color, measures about 16 inches from leg-to-leg and ...
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